Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ways to Help

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012 8:35 PM, CDT
meals, thanks, etc.
Thank you for your continued inquiries about helping out...
We wanted to let you know that there are several things you can do if you find yourself with the urge to do so.

memories and encouragements - 
The family has cherished your comments on the guestbook here and been encouraged by your prayers.  Please continue to pray for whatever comes to mind as you think of them in the grieving process...  Also, if you have a special memory or picture of Matt that you would like Harper to read/see someday - send that to jessicagunkel@gmail.com.  They will be compiled as a gift to her.

volunteering, donations, etc - 
The Hope Center would love some time and attention in this time of transition, and you can find out how to volunteer at  www.hopecenterkc.org.
You can also still contribute to the memorial fund - scroll down to previous entries to see the information and address to send it to.

meals for the families - 
for information on providing meals please email jadevanslyke@yahoo.com.  There has been a ton of response on this, so consider a meal for extended family/friends if you know them...

not sure how to help?
In times like these, we often don't know what to do or how to act.  Just remember to keep the individual's needs at the forefront (needs for rest, alone or family time).  Grieving is necessary, hard,  and at times incredibly private... talking can be draining, even with a close friend.  Use your gifts to thoughtfully care for those in need - not just the Nagel family, but those in need around YOU, as well. If you don't personally know the family, consider those in YOUR family or neighborhood that need a blessing from you this week! 

grace and peace to you this evening, friends...

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